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Author Moore, Michael (Michael A. D.)

Title Philosophy : 50 essential ideas / Michael Moore.

Publication Info. London : Sirius, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  100 MOORE    Check Shelf
Description 208 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents Introduction -- The Chief Good or Purpose for Mankind -- Determinism and Free Will -- Zeno's Paradoxes: The Impossibility of Motion and Change -- Reality as One or Many -- The Role of Pleasure in Human Life -- Protagoras' 'Man is the Mesure' -- Sorites Paradox -- The Sceptical Ouotlook -- Plato's Allegory of the Cave -- Plato's Forms -- Epicurus' Swerve -- Epicurus on the Fear of Death -- The Four Causes -- Aristotle's Categories -- The Stoic Elimination of Emotion -- The Idea of the Divine -- The Possibility of Miracles -- Design in the Natural Universe -- Good and Evil -- The Nature of Knowledge -- The Existence of an Immortal Soul -- Truth and Falsehood -- Nietzsche's Superman -- Kierkegaard's Three Stages on Life's Way -- Acting for the Greatest Utility -- Acting in Line with Duty -- Acting in Accordance with Virtue -- Artistic Judgement and Value -- The Philosophy of Time -- Descartes' Cogito Ergo Sum -- Thomas Hobbes' State of Nature -- George Berkeley's Percepi est Esse -- David Hume's Casual Inference -- Marx's Historical Materialism -- John Rawls' Veil of Ignorance -- Gettier Problems -- Thomas Kuhn's Concept of Revolutions -- John Searle's Chinese Room -- David Chalmer's Philosophical Zombies -- Robert Nozick's Experience Machine -- Thomas Nagel's Experience as a Bat -- Hegel's Thesis, Antithesis and Synthesis -- Newcomb's Paradox -- Logical Positivism -- The World as a Computer Simulation -- The Riddle of Personal Identitiy -- The Generation of Human Rights -- Thought Experiments -- Language and Though -- Index -- Picture Credits.
Summary "What is truh? How can I lead an ethical life? Do I have free will? Throughout history, the world's great thinkers have sought to answer the most profound questions about our universe and have created compelling new ways of thinking. In this beautifully illustrated book, Michael Moore introduces you to the fascinating world of philosophy and its greatest practitioners. Ranging from epistemology to existentialism and featuring ideas from philosophersas varied as Plato, Immanuel Kant, and Søren Kierkegaard, this essential guide will bring you up to speed on the core themes and theories of this great subject,"--page [4] of cover.
Subject Philosophy.
Philosophy -- History.
Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01060777
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781398802360
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